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Easter Hols for Helper

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    piper is offline Registered User
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    Easter Hols for Helper

    Quick question - my helper has been with me for 1 month. What Easter holiday does she get? I also know that Tuesday is a holiday for Ching Ming.

    Thanks.

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    My helper told me that she gets Sunday and Monday and then I could chose whether she worked Friday or Tuesday. So they get 3 days in total.

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    Labour Department - What's New

    helper gets sunday (as usual) and monday (statutory hol) off.

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    By law, they're only entitled to Ching Ming festival, not the Easter public holidays.

    Personally I would give my helper all the public holidays though but you only MUST give them Ching Ming holiday.

    You can require them to work on a statutory holiday provided you give them 48 hrs notice and you give them an alternate day off within 60 days.

    This guide has the best info on the laws regarding your rights and responsibilities: http://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/wcp/FDHguide.pdf - we're hiring a helper (she's coming in about a month's time) and I've read over this guide a million times already. There's a lot of stuff out there that people say that just isn't true, but this guide is provided by the government and really clears up any confusion.

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    New helper is not entitled to Statutory Holidays for the first 3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aava.Wong View Post
    Labour Department - What's New

    helper gets sunday (as usual) and monday (statutory hol) off.
    Aava.Wong - according to this website you've listed, Monday is NOT a statutory holiday. Only Tuesday, Ching Ming Festival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geomum View Post
    New helper is not entitled to Statutory Holidays for the first 3 months.
    I think that is just so cruel. I mean, come ON... (not directed at you, Geomum, directed at the law). Would you begrudge your helper Christmas just because she started in November??

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    Geomum...where did you read this first 3 months law??? Is it still valid???

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